Utah Power & Light Co. paid $33.2 million in Utah property taxes this year with checks going to 27 of the 29 counties.
Emery County received more than $17 million and $1.1 million of that figure represented taxes on the company's coal properties. UP&L's five newest coal-fired power generating units also are located in the county.The second largest check, $7,216,633, went to Salt Lake County, and Utah County was third with a check for $1,463,184.
A company spokesman said the utility's taxes help pay for municipal and county services and about 50 percent of the money goes into the Uniform School Fund to help support the state's education system.
Other counties receiving checks were Beaver, $413,932; Box Elder, $554,871; Cache, $322,672; Carbon, $931,190; Davis, $865,826; Duchesne, $16,111; Garfield, $41,317; Grand, $185,809; Iron, $339,898; Juab, $271,440; Kane, $29,293; Millard, $186,432; Morgan, $41,743; Piute, $35,790; Rich, $119,051; San Juan, $228,339; Sanpete, $189,535; Sevier, $448,603; Summit, $317,526; Tooele, $390,236; Uintah, $178,361; Wasatch, $42,336; Washington, $228,121; and Weber, $1,174,339.